University of Bath

Getting to an Applicant Visit Day

Find out the best ways to travel to our Claverton Down campus for your Applicant Visit Day.

A student ambassador gives directions at the campus bus stop
Visit Days are a great chance to find out more about life at Bath.

Transport options

Using public transport

You can get a 20% discount for advance purchase rail tickets to Bath Spa dated three days either side of your Applicant Visit Day.

Using the park-and-ride service

Parking on campus on weekdays is extremely limited, so we provide a free park-and-ride service direct to the University on our busiest Applicant Visit Days.

The park-and-ride service runs on the number 33 bus from Lansdown Park and Ride to the campus bus terminus. We provide this service with First Bus. The postcode for Lansdown Park & Ride is BA1 9BJ.

The service will operate on:

  • Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019
  • Wednesday 17 April 2019

Student Ambassadors in red t-shirts will be at Lansdown Park & Ride to greet you on these days.

Find out the times of the park and ride buses.

Driving to an Applicant Visit Day

Weekday events

Weekday parking on campus for visitors is extremely limited and it is unlikely that parking spaces will be available during Applicant Visit Days. We therefore suggest you do not attempt to park on campus.

There are several large car parks in the city centre. The nearest to Bath Bus Station are Bath SouthGate and the Avon Street multi-storey car park.

FirstBus operate a frequent service between Bath city centre and our on-campus bus stop, with buses departing approximately every 10 minutes. The journey takes 10 to 15 minutes, with key departure points near Bath Spa Train Station and Bath Bus Station.

Saturday events

Parking is available on campus during our Saturday Applicant Visit Days on Saturday 9 February and Saturday 13 April.

Download and print our Saturday parking permit which will allow you to park free of charge.

Please note this permit can only be used for Applicant Visit Days taking place on a Saturday.

Applicant travel bursaries

Find out if you're eligible for a travel bursary to help you get to an Applicant Visit Day.